Your financial support of the NAHU Education Foundation is greatly appreciated and will assist the foundation in continuing its educational messaging and activities to help the public and promote private sector insurance options. Everyone benefits when consumers are better informed and understand the importance of staying healthy. The NAHU Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3), and all donations are tax deductible. If you wish to make a donation or want more information, please contact Debra Cook at (202) 350-0069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Americans are empowered to make wise healthcare decisions and wellness choices.
The NAHU Education Foundation helps consumers and communities access and afford high-quality healthcare through educational programs, targeted contributions and user friendly tools.
What Is NAHU’S Education Foundation?
The NAHU Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps the public stay informed about the public and private health insurance options available to them. The foundation creates educational materials for the American public about private health insurance options, whether consumers are buying health insurance coverage on their own, purchasing coverage through the exchange or signing up for a plan through their employer. The foundation also assists those needing coverage who may be eligible for public programs like Medicare, Medicaid or children’s health insurance programs.
What We Do
We proudly serve as a direct resource of fact-based information for the general public, employers, policymakers, think tanks and others who are concerned about healthcare, health insurance and various options for the American public.
The foundation has always recognized the great need for people to know where to look for the best health insurance options. We recommend that people begin this search by finding a qualified health insurance agent or broker. To find a local agent, the public can access NAHU’s “Find an Agent” feature at www.nahu.org. NAHU members adhere to a strict code of ethics.
In addition to our web-based tools and resources, the NAHU Education Foundation has a series of short videos designed to educate the American public about wellness, prevention and the cost of healthcare services. These materials are used in a variety of venues from employer settings to frequently accessed media and social networking outlets. This initiative is important in addressing the critical issues associated with health, wellness and the cost of healthcare.
In addition to videos, we have printed materials to help non-technology–savvy consumers, English learners and others understand the various aspects of health insurance.
Outreach to the American public is an important part of the NAHU Education Foundation mission. Recent campaigns have offered assistance to seniors who are newly eligible for Medicare and those who have lost health insurance coverage during the economic downturn. Our newest outreach project provides resources on healthy lifestyles and care packages to underprivileged families in communities all over the United States.
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, general agents, consultants and benefit professionals through more than 200 chapters across America. NAHU members service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as people seeking individual health insurance coverage. Every day, NAHU members work to obtain insurance for clients who are struggling to balance their desire to purchase high-quality and comprehensive health coverage with the reality of rapidly escalating medical care costs. As such, one of NAHU's primary goals is to do everything we can to promote access to affordable health insurance coverage.
NAHU members help millions of consumers by guiding them through the complexities of health insurance purchasing and enrollment, while ensuring they get the best policy at the most affordable price. We seek to understand each personal situation to create recommendations that complement a client's financial and medical security needs. And our job does not end with the sale. Our licensed producers help their clients with claims issues, service questions and compliance matters throughout the life of each policy they sell.
The clients of NAHU members range from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop businesses and individuals seeking health insurance. Our members have a unique understanding of consumer health care needs, the perspective of business owners and the economic realities of health insurance markets. We not only sell traditional health insurance products, but also coverage such as dental, long-term care, disability, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements and a variety of consumer-driven products. Members agree to abide by NAHU's Code of Ethics, which requires them to always make health care coverage recommendations with the customer's best interest in mind.
NAHU offers its members a multitude of educational opportunities, including advanced designation programs, continuing-education classes and online learning. NAHU provides its members with professional conferences and networking functions, publications and business-development tools. We also conduct advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels of government to advance the interests of health insurance professionals and to promote affordable and responsible private health insurance market solutions.
NAHU's Mission Statement
NAHU advocates for our members, provides professional development and delivers resources to promote excellence.
NAHU's Vision Statement
NAHU is the preeminent organization for health insurance and employee benefits professionals.
NAHU's Code of Ethics
To hold the selling, service and administration of health insurance and related products and services as a professional and public trust and do all in my power to maintain its prestige.
To keep paramount the needs of those whom I serve.
To respect my clients' trust in me, and to never do anything which would betray their trust or confidence.
To give all service possible when service is needed.
To present policies factually and accurately, providing all information necessary for the issuance of sound insurance coverage to the public I serve.
To use no advertising which I know may be false or misleading.
To consider the sale, service and administration of health insurance and related products and services as a career, to know and abide by the laws of any jurisdiction Federal and State in which I practice and seek constantly to increase my knowledge and improve my ability to meet the needs of my clients.
To be fair and just to my competitors, and to engage in no practices which may reflect unfavorably on myself or my industry.
To treat prospects, clients and companies fairly by submitting applications which reveal all available information pertinent to underwriting a policy.
To extend honest and professional conduct to my clients, associates, fellow agents and brokers, and the company or companies whose products I represent.